John Perry at SNAP Gallery Saturday

johnperryAdding to the list of reasons-stay-in-town-this-weekend (AKA why-am-I-leaving-town-this-weekend?), SNAP Gallery is bringing an artist to WeHo in conjunction with SONA Fest. SNAP (South Nashville Action People) is located at the 1224 Martin St. (corner of Humphreys). SNAP opened up for the first Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston art crawl for On/Off Electronic Art Exhibition, and I’m delighted to see they’re involved again.

John Perry will be showing his abstract works in a solo show. His work has everything I look for in abstract paintings: careful groupings of color, varied textures, an almost musical narrative. From the artist:

“My process is action-oriented, although not necessarily a register of my physical movement.  I use lots of solvent (water, turp, etc), and will often begin paintings on their backs.  I’m searching all the while, and as elements begin to move (or I direct them to move), I start to find the moments I want to protect.  My mark making varies from using the palette knife to scrape or wipe paint onto the surface, to using a leaf blower or water hose to blast large movements from one end of the work to the other.”

John Perry, untitled, 2013; ink on paper, 16 by 22 inches.

John Perry, untitled, 2013; ink on paper.

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John Perry, untitled, 2013; oil on canvas.

John Perry, untitled, 2014; acrylic on board.

John Perry, untitled, 2014; acrylic on board.

The gallery will be open from 5:30 to 11:00, so if you find yourself short on time during the crawls (of course you will!), head over after the Gong Orchestra that’s happening at Track One at 9:00.

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